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June 23, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2017 F-350 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles that include the Lincoln luxury brand.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2017-MY

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

2017 F-150 Adds Gauge Display for 10-Speed

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding a numbered display for its new 10-speed transmission in the 2017 F-150's instrument cluster for faster gearing recognition.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Transmissions, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Instrument Panel

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Video: Ford Fusion Nabs Leading Safety Award

Thanks in part to a strengthened front end, the 2017 Ford Fusion aced crash tests and won a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tags: IIHS, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Crash Tests, Ford, Ford Fusion, Mid-Size Sedans, 2017-MY

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.

Tags: Telogis, Ford, Preventative Maintenance

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Takata Recalls Demand Nuanced, Phased Approach

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Some new vehicles still contain defective Takata air bag inflators, which will be recalled by the end of 2019.

Tags: Toyota, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Recalls, Takata, Ford, General Motors, NHTSA, FCA

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Bills Seek to Advance Autonomous Vehicle Tech in Mich.

A Ford autonomous vehicle navigates snowy roads during a Michigan winter storm. Photo courtesy of Ford.

In hopes of making the state a leader in this evolving technology, state senators have introduced legislation to update laws affecting testing and development of self-driving vehicles.

Tags: Michigan, State Legislation, Autonomous Vehicles, Google, Ford

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Fusion Energi Plug-In Can Travel 610 Miles

Photo of 2017 Fusion courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 model year Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid can travel an EPA-rated 610 miles on a single charge and full tank of gasoline, a nearly 11% increase over the outgoing model.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford, Ford Fusion Energi, 2017-MY

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Photo of 2017 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

Tags: Aluminum, Ford Super Duty, Ford, Tier 1 Suppliers, Lightweighting

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Brake Fluid Leaks

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Dealers will replace brake master cylinders in more than 225,000 2013-2014-MY pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, Brakes, 2014-MY, Large Pickups

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

Vincentric Names 2016 Fleet TCO Winners

Photo: Vincentric

Nissan, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota vehicles helped these car and truck makers lead Vincentric's 2016 Best Fleet Value in America awards that were announced today.

Tags: Toyota, Residual Values, Vincentric, Nissan, Ford, General Motors, Awards, 2016-MY

May 13, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Releases 2017 Super Duty Pricing

Photo of 2017 F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun taking orders for its 2017 Super Duty trucks, which go on sale in the fall following a revamp that lightens the load with aluminum body panels and brings new standard features to the stalwart work trucks.

Tags: Pricing, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

May 11, 2016 - Industry News

GM Replacing 88% of Lineup By 2020

Chart showing vehicle categories courtesy of BofA.

General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst.

Tags: Volkswagen, Forecast, Industry Research, Ford, General Motors, Equity Markets

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Ford F-150 Hits Northwest in Coast-to-Coast Tour

Propane vehicles are displacing about 1 million gallons of gasoline and 1,600 cubic-feet of greenhouse gas emissions annually in the Seattle area. (PHOTO: Joanne Tucker)

Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Phoenix Hosts Propane-Powered Coast-to-Coast Ride

The propane mower is a 2013 Exmark Lazer Z Ultra Cut 60 powered by a 25.5 hp Kawasaki FX801 V-Twin gasoline engine, converted to propane by Alliance Small Engines. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

The record-breaking conversion of the Ford F-150 by Alliance AutoGas is on the road heading to Phoenix on a 5,500-mile, 12-city tour.

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Propane Conversion

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates F-150's 3.5L Turbo, Adds 10-Speed

Photo of 10-speed transmission and 3.5L EcoBoost engine courtesy of Ford.

The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Transmissions

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Offers Strobe Warning Light for F-150

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a strobe warning LED light kit for its F-150 to fleet customers for the first time on 2016 model-year trucks. The package has been available for Super Duty trucks.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Emergency Lighting, Large Pickups

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Refreshes 2017 Fusion's Cup Holders

Photo of 2017 Fusion Sport cupholder courtesy of Ford.

The 2017 Ford Fusion's cupholders have been moves forward, rotated, and redesigned based on customer feedback, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ergonomics, Ford Fusion, Ford, Vehicle Interiors

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bag Modules

Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

The safety compliance recall covers 199 Ford Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Mercury Sable vehicles in North America.

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln, Mercury, Lincoln MKS, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2007-MY, Ford, Air Bags, Ford Flex, Mercury Sable

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility for Suspension Part

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall covers 75,364 2014-2015 model-year Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Truck Recall Triggered by Transmission Issue

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall covers 184,000 2011-2012 model-year Ford F-150 trucks and 2012-MY Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford Mustang, Ford, Transmissions, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford, Google Form Autonomous Vehicle Advocacy Group

Photo of self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Google, Ford, Volvo, Uber and Lyft form the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to push for federal standards for self-driving vehicles.

Tags: Google, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Ford, Self-Driving Vehicles, Lyft, Uber, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles, Volvo, Regulations

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Service Fleets Registering Most Vans

Photo of Transit courtesy of Ford.

Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.

Tags: Ford, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, IHS Automotive

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Upgrading 2017 Super Duty's Brakes, Suspension

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford has beefed up the axles, brakes, hitch, and suspension of its 2017 Super Duty pickups, after removing 350 pounds in weight-saving aluminum body panels, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Adds Smartphone Controls for 2017 Escape

Photo of FordPass for Escape coutesy of Ford.

The 2017 Ford Escape compact SUV will arrive in May with FordPass, a smartphone integration feature that allows users to remotely lock or unlock, start the vehicle, or check fuel level from a mobile app.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford, Smartphones, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY, Mobile Apps

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